View Hal-loo

Ever since I started my re-riding journey, I have been using my mini notebook from ShopECE to keep my lesson notes in. I don’t know about you all, but I LOVE making lists and keeping notes. It makes me feel more organized than I really am. I start out each day with a “to-do” list, so it made total sense to start taking notes after my lessons so that I could be better prepared for the next one. Plus, maybe if I keep writing “stop hanging in her mouth” enough, it will sink in?!

In the last few months, View Halloo has blown up on social media, launching the first ever equestrian organizational planner and journal. Made with the highest quality paper and convenient lie flat binding, View Halloo’s nearly 300 page journal is complete with sections for general horse information, equipment lists, training notes, travel itinerary, competition record, riding goals and horse show expenses (okay maybe we don’t want to keep track of that one View Halloo!). There is also extra space for your notes and scattered throughout are beautiful color illustrations of classic equestrian images. The journal comes in black or saddle brown faux leather, with gold or silver foil embossing on the cover.

I have not yet decided if my current equestrian career deserves such a nice journal, but if I showed more I think I would definitely splurge and pay the $75 for this beauty. If anyone has it, let me know what you think and if you think it is actually perfect for my re-riding journey!

Also, I just want to say I had no idea what View Halloo meant until today! Per Google (LOL), it is “a shout given by a hunter on seeing a fox break cover”. And now you know!

BONUS: a portion of proceeds goes to animals in need and funding vet care expenses. 

 

 

How about a glass of Marelot?

As the owner of Pony Glam, I love when a sassy, fun company pops onto the equestrian scene. If the company also talks about wine 50% of the time, I am doubly interested! Eqwine Co., caught my eye on Instagram with their witty apparel and sassy memes. You will not be disappointed if you follow their account. Look at this t-shirt that I am currently coveting. It comes in black too, but I love a good white t-shirt! Eqwine Co., is based in Canada but will be shipping to US soon!

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Are Ya Gettin’ the boot?

I have had my eyes on brown tall boots for a while. I love how they look, especially with all the gold accents I tend to have on my clothing and accessories. I just can’t justify it though – mainly because I really should buy boots I can actually wear in the show ring, if I am going to be buying boots at all. Recently Sarah, fellow fashionista and the owner of City Girl Equestrian, sent me the link to these Ariat boots that were very marked down to $199. She had just snagged her own pair and I was so jealous! The sale was only good for a few more hours that day and of course I forgot about it! So now I will have to live vicariously through Sarah until the next huge sale!

Do any of you have a pair of brown boots that you love?

Grey is the New Black

I know I am forever talking about LeFash breeches, but have I mentioned their show shirts? I have two myself, and if I showed more I would definitely want to add this one to my wardrobe. The Grey Check Open Placket is GORGEOUS. The collar is magnetic, which makes it easy for horse shows, but it also “opens clean” so that it coverts into modern street wear… an equestrian trend that LeFash pioneered.  I included a picture of the back so that you could see the signature block paneling. The bamboo sides and sleeves are everything. Not only are they so soft, comfortable and breathable, but they are very flattering on your body. My LeFash shirts almost mold to my skin. Also important to note, in my opinion, is that these shirts tend to have longer tails than other shirts I have worn. I really appreciate that because it makes it easy to tuck in and helps give you a more tailored look. Comes in XS-XL. It isn’t cheap at $195 but the quality is top-notch and it will last you forever. It obviously looks great with the white breeches but I am sort of digging the Alphabet City Breech, with tan patches and gold detailing. Maybe my next breech purchase? What do you guys think? xx, HG

 

A Glass Of Chardon – neigh, Please.

A Glass Of Chardon – neigh, Please.

I am SO excited to share this newest find with you all! Customized, hand-painted wine glasses in your horse’s image!! Chloe looks so adorable on a wine glass – who knew!? Ordering from The Horse’s Glass is very easy. First, you have to decide if you want a custom glass or an already made wine glass.  If you can’t wait the 2-3 weeks for the custom order, then definitely check out her current, ready-to-go inventory. There are numerous types of horses to choose from, from bays to grays. If you are happy with one of the glasses she has available here, then complete your purchase as normal.

If you have the time to wait, and extra money to spend, then what are you waiting for? You HAVE to do the custom order. It takes a few minutes to fill out the order form (click here) and you must have a good picture of your horse handy. See a photo I provided her of Chloe below – I chose it because you can see the little bit of white Chloe has on her right hind. I think she did an amazing job and I know Chloe appreciates the extra bit of volume given to her lashes! I love the stem of the glasses – their legs/hooves crack me up!! The Palomino horse was a gift for my friend Colleen, who owns City Luxe Style. Colleen and I are planning on meeting up to do a video blog over a glass of wine, so hence the custom glasses. Colleen does not have a horse so I am convinced that Marci (owner of THG) made a horse in Colleen’s blonde image!! Marci was kind enough to incorporate Colleen’s logo on the stem too. See the end results below.

These glasses are so fun and practical at the same time. I think they are not only perfect splurges for yourself, but also for gifts. They would make a perfect holiday gift for a friend or family member. Custom is $48 and non-custom is $25. Order before December to receive in time for Christmas!! 

Bre.Avery Inc.: Equestrian Chic

Bre.Avery Inc.: Equestrian Chic

I was so excited to receive my package from Bre.Avery Inc.  These silk scarves are not only beautiful, but embody the luxurious side of the equestrian lifestyle. The silk chiffon and charmeuse are soft and delicate, but the design images highlight the strength, and sometimes masculinity, of our sport. I love this juxtaposition that Bre.Avery has capitalized on because it is true life. Every day we experience the compassion and tenderness of these animals, but we also are not quick to forget their inherent power. The hand-drawn designs depict iconic equestrian looks: the Pelham bit, the impulsion of the show jumper, a fierce head-on look at a mounted competitor, and so forth.  There are ample colors and designs to choose from. I decided on black and white patterns and I wasn’t disappointed. Pricing is $140, but keep in mind these are pure silk and something that will last a lifetime. The classic images will never go out of style and the quality is top-notch. They would make a fabulous gift for the equestrian, or non-equestrian fashionista, in your life.

Bonus: Free ground shipping for US orders AND proceeds from each purchase get donated to animals in need.

To see other styles or to buy, follow this link!

Check back later for my Bre.Avery Inc. photo shoot. 🙂

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Spur Straps by ManeJane

I think I am sort of boring because out of ALL of the fun spur straps to choose from on ManeJane’s website (think arrows, wine glasses, horse shoes), I want the Hi-Ho Silver spur straps. I can’t help it, something draws me to them. They want me to own them.

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These come with the silver buckles and black leather straps. You can pay more to customize and pick from tons of leather color options. These are $40 as pictured.

Special Horse Glam readers only COUPON CODE for 15% off: GLAM

To buy: CLICK here.
To be more creative than me: CLICK here.

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Katharine Page: From Your Tack Room to Your Closet

I know it’s odd to think about sandals when everyone is gearing up for Fall (and pumpkin spiced lattes), but I live in North Carolina and have two little kids, which means two things: 1. Sometimes it is 85 degrees in December and perfect sandal weather; and 2. I only have time to slip on sandals and I haven’t worn heels in probably 7 months. I’ve had my eye on Katharine Page sandals for a while now and each time I see a pair I continue to be inspired. There is nothing better than clean show tack, particularly a well-oiled bridle wrapped in a figure eight style. The buttery leather and intricate hand-stitching showcases the luxurious details of our equestrian sport.  Katharine Page takes this same elegant concept to women’s sandals. She focuses on quality, simplicity, comfort and longevity and the result is a beautiful and luxurious sandal. I am not going to lie, these sandals are pricey (and understandably so), which is why I have not yet treated myself to a pair. However, they deserve to be on your radar and perhaps added to your personal wish list. Besides, the holidays are coming. 🙂

My favorite is the Devon (in bridle brown), but if you are feeling fancy, splurge for the Palm Beach

Price: $375/$385 (free shipping in US); note: see sizing tip and order a size up.

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Is That Horse Hair On You?

Nothing says “I love you” like hitting Andrea with a perfectly timed tail swat in the eye. Now she can carry a piece of my tail with her always in the form of horse hair jewelry from Tara’s Equine Designs. My favorite option is the custom sterling silver jeweled rings. Each ring style has a “jewel” in the center of it, but the catch is that the aforementioned jewel is actually your horse’s hair encased in resin. I have no idea what that even means, but below is a picture worth a thousand words. Bonus: These rings can be made with just ONE strand of hair!! I know you guys remember my tail struggles from the Kiss My Horse post, so this is perfect for me. The rings can also be made with hair from loved ones, or lesser animals, like cats, dogs and ponies. 🙂

xo, Chloe

Price: $200-$250; Direct Link: HERE!
Note: expect up to 4 weeks turnaround, longer around holidays.

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Leaving on a Jetplane

Leaving on a Jetplane

Not really^^, but that won’t stop me from lusting over this weekend getaway tote by Gray&Bay Horse Co. It is so cute I can’t even handle it. Made of natural canvas with bubblegum pink trim and camel colored leather handles. The logo is is in gold metallic threading – yes I am a total sucker for all things shiny and gold. A detachable shoulder strap is included. For those of you that are like me and can never find your cell phone in your bag, there is an internal 2 pocket organizer with large zip pocket to keep your important items close by.

Click HERE to view more info!

Price $158CAD or $ 124 US dollars (I think)

 

 

 

Vintage Equestrian Couture

I saw this shirt and instantly fell in love…and then immediately tried to think of ways I could make this typically Dressage shirt work in the Jumper arena or even with a pair of jeans. Vintage inspired, feminine and romantic, delicate sheer and intricately patterned fabric, subtle ruffles and unique buttons …all in ONE shirt! It sounds like there is a lot going on, but it really seems to work. Take a look at the pictures below. Thank you Equus Couture for really thinking outside the box!

Price $150. Free Shipping for HG readers! Use coupon code: SHIPGLAM

LeFash – Financial District w/ Tan City Breeches

City+Breech+Financial+DistrictYa’ll know my favorite breeches are LeFash. They are so comfortable, stylish and fit me the best of any breeches. The waist sits a bit higher than other low-rise breeches, which is something I really appreciate after having two kiddos! And I am a total sucker for the gold detailing. I have no hesitation in wearing the breeches out in non-horsey public. All it takes is a change of my shoes, and usually my shirt because Chloe gets me so gross, and I am good to go. Stable to street.

I am keeping my eye on this color. I love it and I love how it looks with the tan patches! I think it will go with so many things and most importantly, look good against Chloe’s bay body :). At $268 it is a bit out of my price range since I solely ride for fun now, but for the serious equestrian or fashionista it is a great buy.

Want to learn more about this pair of breeches? Click HERE.